• Subject: RE: Anyone hosted a web site using IDSL?
  • From: "Sims, Ken" <KSIMS@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 10 Nov 2000 17:09:34 -0500

Hi Nathan -

>I'm just about ready to connect my AS/400 to the Internet to host
>a small business web site.  But, my neighborhood is too far from
>the phone company's central office to qualify for SDSL.  They can
>offer me a new service called IDSL.  Its a dedicated, all digital,
>static IP connection based on ISDN technology with speeds up to
>144 kbps in both directions.
>The line charge is $70 per month.  The ISP charge is $18 per month.
>You must also buy a $400 router that has basic firewall features.
>Also, a $250 set up fee.
>Has anyone had any experience with IDSL?  Is 144 kbps too slow?
>Are there any other moderate cost options available?

144 kbps is too slow for hosting a website with any significant amount of

IMO, 144 kbps is too slow for that amount of money.

With cable modem I get 512 kbps down and 128 kbps up for $29.95/month plus
about $250 in hardware and a $15.45 installation fee.  At the highest level,
for $299.95/month I could get 1.5 mbps both ways.

Of course cable companies generally don't like customers hosting servers,
but if there is cable modem service in your area, you could talk to them
about what your options are.

Southern Wine and Spirits of Nevada, Inc.
Opinions expressed are my own and do not necessarily represent the views of
my employer or anyone in their right mind.

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